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three flowers
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It’s a sad but true observation of the way things are in our world that people want to fill up their time with frantic energy. 

Most people have no idea where they are headed, but they are trying to get there at faster and faster rates! 

Before I retired from selling my time to buy fuel and groceries, I learned to apply thought and ...

Mansion
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“I’m satisfied with just a cottage below A little silver and a little gold But in that city where the ransomed will shine I want a gold one that's silver lined I've got a mansion just over the hilltop In that bright land where we'll never grow old And some day yonder we will never more wander But walk on streets that are purest gold Don't think ...

Grapevine
Shamu
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“Come listen to my tale, Of Jonah and the whale Away down in the middle of the ocean.

Now how did he get there, Whatever did he wear? Away down in the middle of the ocean.

A preacher he should be
At Nineveh, you see. He disobeyed — a very foolish notion!

But God forgave his sin, Salvation entered in, Away down ...

Sad Face
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A few weeks ago I wrote about the role faith plays in allowing God to perform miracles in our lives and lamented with Jesus his inability to perform many miracles in Nazareth.[ https://www.salvationarmyconcordca.org/bitsnpieces/?id=fear-faith-fun ] It seems that because ...

Toddler
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There are some well-known passages of scripture that we have come to internalize and which have profound meaning for us in our present circumstances. However, we may not realize that the writer, influenced by the Holy Spirit, may have drawn from experiences which are no longer familiar in our culture. Such is the passage from being merely a child ...